Government Relations (GR) seeks to advance Pew's nonpartisan policy and research goals at all levels of government, in the United States and internationally. We focus on sharing the organization's research and fact-based recommendations, shaping pragmatic strategies to achieve program objectives, and building relationships with key government officials to forge compromise and consensus on issues that make a difference to the public.
This position, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, reports to the Senior Vice President, Government Relations. The Senior Director, Government Relations is responsible for managing a team of professionals who help design and execute strategies to advance the goals of various advocacy and research projects in Pew's Environment portfolio. Current initiatives to protect the natural environment focus on land and river conservation in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Australia; international action to address the threat to the ocean from plastic pollution, seabed mining, harmful fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, and overfishing; making U.S. communities more resilient to flooding; and protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs.
The Senior Director will coordinate closely with colleagues in the Environment portfolio to provide strategic advice, research, educational material, and policy recommendations to policymakers at the state, federal, and international levels. Working with teams across Pew, including in Communications and Legal Affairs, the Senior Director will help achieve important public policy goals to preserve wild places, restore biodiversity, and increase the understanding of ocean ecology.
This position requires occasional travel to attend meetings and conferences, and to perform other business.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.